By: Diane Benjamin
A blade fell off a turbine east of Ellsworth over a week ago. A source told me the IMO bearings are defective which caused the washer to overheat and then detach the blade.
I do not know how far the blade fell from tower, but I do know it made A LOT of noise when it fell. I don’t know who owns the turbines now. I’m working on a way to determine how far away it fell since many of these turbines are near roads. Luckily this one wasn’t.
My sources say it is possible that many of the turbines in this field have defective bearings. Hopefully these turbines aren’t creating a health hazard!
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This is video from yesterday:
This video is from the other side from today: